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The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

Posted on 03. Apr, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change, Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Interview

The poorest on the edge of water scarcity

- Not everybody can get a tank. The project only provides the gutters, the gutter work and a tank. The users have to have a good roof and a platform where the tank can stand. If they cannot provide this, they will not get any water tank.

99 ways to use a coconut #5

Posted on 31. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #5

The carbonfree way of making coconut cream!

Every night is EARTH HOUR(s) on Tuvalu

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Ecological Living and Involvement

Every night is EARTH HOUR(s) on Tuvalu

On Funafuti, the Tuvaluans experienced a fully-fledged top down approach on the Earth Hour when the government decided to shut down the power plant for 1 hour. On the outer islands, the power plant shuts down every night from midnight to 6 in the morning.

Being 19 for the Water Day in Tuvalu

Posted on 25. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Adaptation to climate change

Being 19 for the Water Day in Tuvalu

The 22nd of March was the World Water Day. Water is one of the main problems on Tuvalu today, especially in the face of climate change. The day was celebrated with a big expo, arranged by all stakeholders working on water management on Tuvalu.

99 ways to use a coconut #4

Posted on 20. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Bits, Coconut

99 ways to use a coconut #4

A good Tuvaluan husband is someone that knows how to cut the branch, so that you can get a lot of todi.

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tsunami

Did we learn our lesson from the tsunami?

What does it really help to be 12 meter above the sea, in a three-story brick house, if a big wave should come our way? Some of the tsunami-waves in 2004 were up to 30 meters high; the wave that hit Japan measured 10 meters. On the small 1,4 square kilometres were the 5000 inhabitants of the capital lives, there are actually no place to hide.

Waiting for the tsunami

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Tsunami

Waiting for the tsunami

I don’t have experiences with tsunamis, but I have been hearing about stories from the Indian ocean and Samoa in 2009. I pray to God that it wont´ come, she says.

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Consequences of Climate Change on Tuvalu, Outer Islands

Suffering of costal erosion and polluted ground water

The most shocking sight that meets you when entering Nukufetau, is the massively eroded coast at the end of the main islet. Several coconut trees had fallen down recently and the sea had eaten its way into and around the trees that were still standing.

Fighting for the women

Posted on 08. Mar, 2011 by Lan Marie in Interview

Fighting for the women

Before the role of the woman was to take care of the children and the family. Now women have several roles. They have to take care of the family, their homes, their work and their duties in the communities and in the nation. It is a tremendous task, says Pulafangu Toafa, coordinator of the Tuvaluan National Council for Women.

It is a matter of money, money Tuvalu doesn’t have

Posted on 23. Feb, 2011 by Lan Marie in Interview

It is a matter of money, money Tuvalu doesn’t have

We can do something – surely we can do something. It is only a matter of money, money that Tuvalu doesn’t have, says Tataua Pese (37), Climate change and disaster management officer, The Red Cross, Tuvalu.

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